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  1. Photographing the Wild South Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / September 26, 2014

    With its ever-changing light, varied landscape and abundant wildlife, the Southern Oregon Coast is a photographer’s dream. Just ask Nick Martin, a freelance photographer based in Bandon, who routinely trains his lens on the beauty of this region. Martin, who has been photographing in and around Bandon for six years after relocating from Colorado, knows a thing or two about capturing an arresting image. “The…

  2. Destination: Lincoln City

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / July 25, 2014

    This central coast community bills itself as “a great place to try new things,” and it’s an apt invitation for sure. Enjoy the arts, take a step back in time or venture into the outdoors to soak up nature, whether it’s the beach, the bay or the backwoods. When it’s time to refuel, you’ll find no shortage of fine restaurants. Start your day with crab…

  3. Tillamook Tasters’ Tour

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / July 25, 2014

    In a community known for its dairy farms and a setting that includes oceanfront, rivers and bays, it’s no surprise that Tillamook County offers a rich and varied menu of palate pleasers. Touted as one of the best oyster shucking operations on the Pacific Coast (as well as the most visitor-friendly) rumor has it that the Pacific Oyster Company also offers some of the Coast’s…

  4. Wonder to Wonder: Road tripping from the Southern Oregon Coast to Crater Lake

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / July 25, 2014

    The Oregon Coast, Crater Lake, Wallowa Mountains, Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood, Smith Rock and the Painted Hills. These magnificent points of natural beauty make up the 7 Wonders of Oregon. Few road trips can boast the scenery of a drive in Oregon, and this epic route takes in not one, but two of Oregon’s 7 Wonders. It begins with the first, the Oregon Coast,…

  5. Celebrate Bounty on the Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / July 25, 2014

    In Oregon, fall is our season for celebrating all the bounty of Oregon. From the farms and fisheries to field and fromageries, Oregon’s culinary artisans turn out some of the best tastes in the world. Here’s how we celebrate bounty on the Oregon Coast. Out on the Coast you’re just a shovel or trap away from mouth-watering shellfish. Get your start with free and low-cost…

  6. A Reel Good Time: Family Fishing on the Central Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / May 20, 2014

    Coastal fishing is a relaxing way to enjoy the cool offshore breezes, and even escape a bit of the fog or wind that sometimes envelope the coastline. It’s also a great way to spend a relaxing day outdoors with the family. Don’t know a rod from a reel? The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has you covered with a series of Family Fishing Events…

  7. Destination Gold Beach — October’s Sunny Spot

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / September 16, 2013

    On the Southern Oregon Coast, summery weather can stretch through October, so now’s the perfect time to explore Gold Beach. Named for the gold rush that drew prospectors in the 1880s, Gold Beach is the coastal gateway to the Wild and Scenic Rogue River and offers miles of unspoiled, wind-swept beaches. Running River: Experience the Rogue and catch a glimpse of eagles, otters, bears and…

  8. Get Off Your Beach Chair and Hike the North Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / August 8, 2013

    Tired of lounging on the beach? Want to stretch your legs and take in some stunning views? Explore the wild side of the Oregon Coast with a seaside hike, where temperate weather and offshore breezes will keep you cool, even when you’re trekking.     Ecola State Park to Indian Beach (3 miles round trip, easy): Simply put, Ecola State Park is one of the…

  9. Toledo — The Coast’s Sunny Little Secret

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / August 8, 2013

    Let’s be honest. The Oregon Coast can get downright foggy. But here’s the best kept secret of the Central Coast: Seven miles upriver from Newport along U.S. 20 is the town of Toledo (pop. 3,458). Toledo is far enough inland to boast clear skies when the beach is socked in. Summer temperatures here can register 10 to 15 degrees warmer than those at the Coast.…

  10. Bandon Tastes Like Cheese Again!

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / July 31, 2013

    The mere mention of Bandon once conjured an image of cheese. The Bandon Cheese Factory on Highway 101 was a regional landmark, a tourist mainstay and a point of pride for the town. That all ended a decade ago when the old factory changed hands and was eventually demolished. Now, thanks to a partnership between the city and private investors, Face Rock Creamery has risen on…

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